What is laser hair removal?

The treatment

Safe and painless laser treatment

Do you suffer from unwanted (excessive) hair? Then a laser treatment is really something for you! A laser treatment helps, among other things, against ingrown hairs and shaving irritation that a razor entails. A laser treatment is the ideal way to permanently* remove hair from your body. Laser hair removal ensures that unwanted hair growth is removed safely and painlessly. Throw your razor in the trash and discover the convenience of laser hair removal.

Laser treatment

Your comfort is our priority during our laser treatment. That is why we provide a quiet workplace that is equipped with comfort and privacy. The laser treatment will take place in a closed room where you can relax. Our skin therapist will go through the laser treatment with you again here.

At the start of the laser treatment, the skin therapist will first mark the area that needs to be removed. Your eyes are shielded against the light of the laser during the treatment.

During a laser treatment, the pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the light in the laser, causing damage to the stem cells responsible for hair growth. As a result, we can significantly reduce and/or remove the hairs that are lasered. After the laser treatment, the treated area is cared for. The skin therapist applies a cool and soothing cream so that the skin can recover.

A laser treatment takes approximately between 10 and 90 minutes. How long your treatment will take depends on the area to be lasered.

Skin types

Thanks to the GentleMax Pro it is possible for us to treat different skin types. Laser hair removal is possible for both dark and light skin. Our skin therapist is happy to look at the possibilities for your skin type with you, so that you always receive the right laser treatment. We treat your skin with care, so safety is very important to us. A personal treatment plan ensures that the laser hair removal is tailored to your skin. Every skin is different and therefore requires a different treatment.

* hair stays gone for a long time and / or always gone, it is important that the treatment is repeated / maintained.


Gentle Max Pro

Hair removal with the GentleMax Pro

Because your comfort and safety come first with our laser hair removal, we only use the very best equipment. The Candela GentleMax Pro is a real powerhouse in the field of laser hair removal. This device uses two types of lasers, so that an optimal result can be achieved quickly and effectively. The GentleMax Pro combines both lasers so you can easily switch from the GentleLase Pro-U to the GentleYag Pro-U and vice versa. Due to the effectiveness of the GentleMax Pro you need fewer treatments until the hair is permanently* removed.

Why the GentleMax Pro laser?

  • The GentleMax Pro safely and quickly removes hair growth from all skin types
  • Efficient technology, therefore fewer treatments are required
  • Painless hair removal thanks to the innovative Dynamic Cooling Device
  • Powerful lasers, so faster and more effective treatment
  • The hairs stay away permanently*, your skin remains smooth

How many laser treatments do I need?

To remove the hair permanently* you need an average of 6 to 8 laser treatments. These treatments are carried out with breaks of 4 to 8 weeks. Not every hair is in the same growth phase, so we cannot permanently remove all hairs in one laser treatment. The hairs that are in the active growth phase about six weeks later are removed during the next treatment.

* hairs stay away for a long time and / or always, it is important that the treatment is repeated / maintained.


Laser hair removal can be used for the following indications:

  • Pigmented hair
  • Excessive hair: hirsutism and hypertrichosis
  • PCOS


You cannot undergo the treatment if you have the following indications and/or characteristics:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Acute active infections (herpes simplex/cold sore) in the treated area
  • Medication (antibiotics, prednisone, penicillin, isotretinoin/roacuttane/vitamin a cream and St. John's wort)
  • Fever
  • Presence of a pacemaker
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendency to keloid scarring
  • Raised lesions in the treated area (birthmarks)
  • Tattoos in the treatment area
  • Sunburned skin or tanned skin
  • Recent treatment with chemical peel/dermapen in the treated area
  • skin cancer, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy in the past 5 years.

Always wait two weeks to schedule a treatment after stopping certain medications. If you have any doubts about whether a certain medication can affect the treatment, please always contact us.

Aftercare & reimbursements

Aftercare laser treatment

After the laser treatment you may feel some heat, which can cause redness that often lasts for several hours. Don't worry, this is completely normal.

Exposure to sunlight or tanning beds should be avoided during and (at least 6 weeks) before any (subsequent) laser treatment. The same applies to the use of self-tanning creams.

In addition, it is important that the hair is not epilated, waxed or removed with depilatory cream, but you can shave the hair during the laser treatment process.

The area to be treated should be rubbed several times a day with sun protection with SPF 50.

Avoid the sauna/hammam and swimming pool for 48 hours after the treatment.

Intensive physical exertion and taking hot showers are not recommended for up to 24 hours after the treatment.


Reimbursements for laser treatment

At Clinique Elixir, only HBO certified skin therapists work, who are affiliated with the Dutch Association of Skin Therapists (NVH) and the quality register for Paramedics (KP). The laser treatment for excessive facial hair growth is therefore reimbursed if you are additionally insured.

Would you like to start lasering? Make an appointment now for a free intake consultation.

'Hello laser, goodbye razor'

A laser treatment is the ideal way to get rid of your (excessive) hair. Laser hair removal ensures that unwanted hair growth is removed safely and painlessly. Throw your razor in the trash and discover the convenience of laser hair removal.

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